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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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On the palate this silky smooth ale is predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes, and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty.

Editor’s note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as King’s Blue in Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (348) - - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle 0.25l. Dark mahogany liquid with beige unsteady foam. Full body, medium to heavy carbonation. Fruity, wooden, aroma of cloves. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (307) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2015
75 cl bottle. Brown colour with small white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel and yeasty. Sweet taste, alcohol is hidden. Very complex beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbomb65 (18) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from The Abbot’s Ale House, Cork. Excellent christmas Ale with a very good head and lovely fruity, malty and spicy nose. Smooth mouthfeel with dates, caramel and spices and a hint of sherry. A nice warming, slightly bitter finish, one of the best Christmas ales i’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (170) - - JAN 3, 2015
toast, cereal, roasty, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, average carbonation, long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (796) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 3, 2015
Mahagony-nut brown coloured beer with a fine beige head. Alcohol aromatic, herbal, malt complexes and sweet brown sugar. Lightly CO2 propelled yet smooth texture tasting of dark fruits, dates, figs and caramel. Full bodied with a bit chewy long lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1045) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 25cl. Biere de noël pas sucrée (pour une fois). Note de caramel, café, grain grillé. Mer time finale. Correcte mais sans plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (361) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is dark ruby colored and pours a large cream colored head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is a spicy and fruity palate and has clear tones of figs, cloves, caramel, plums, dark fruits and sherry. The taste is medium bodied to full and has a lot of sweetness with in the background also the spices from the aroma. The finish is warming from the nice alcoholic boost and lightly bitter. Very nice Christmas Ale, the best so far for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Woc (19) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2014
Deep brown ale. Fruits, caramel, bitter beginning but nicely sweet end. Foam stays the whole time. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (308) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Wonderful aromas of complex malts and hints of alcohol. Pours a nice deep, dark mahogany color with beige head that dissipates quickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (570) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Deep mahogany brown color, beige head. Dried fruit nose, candi sugar, light spicy, Belgian yeast. Prunes and caramel taste, yeast, brown sugar, dry finish, complex and well balanced. Full body, average to soft carbonation, thick mouthfeel.

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